Josh Elliott out at CBS News

Josh Elliott is out at CBS News.

The former Good Morning America anchor's last day at the network was Friday, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

"CBS News and Josh Elliott are parting ways. Josh will no longer be reporting for CBS News," CBS said in a statement. "We are grateful for his contributions over the last year, and we wish him the very best in his future endeavors."

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HEMPSTEAD - SEPTEMBER 26: CBSN's Josh Elliott and Reena Ninan interview Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) during live coverage from Hofstra University for the first presidential debate on Sept. 26, 2016. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 01: Master of Ceremonies Liz Cho speaks during the Grand Central Terminal 100th Anniversary Celebration at Grand Central Terminal on February 1, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: (L-R) Josh Elliott, Jonathan Tisch, Liz Cho and Sam Champion attend the CAA News Emmy Party 2014 on September 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for CAA)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 13: News anchor Liz Cho attends the 'Arthur Christmas' premiere at the Clearview Chelsea Cinemas on November 13, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Nicole Curtis offers some home improvement tips on 'Good Morning America,' 2/13/14, on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Fred Lee/ABC via Getty Images) JOSH ELLIOTT, NICOLE CURTIS
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: TV Anchor Liz Cho attends the New York Moves Magazine's 10th Anniversary Power Women Gala at the Grand Hyatt New York on November 14, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Liz Cho attends the 'Argo' screening at the Time Warner Screening Room on October 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - The Super Bowl Boulevard Blowout festivities continue all week on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 1/31/14, airing on the ABC Television Network. It's not the Lombardi Trophy, but Josh Elliott presents NFL great Joe Montana an award for winning the GMA Football Food Fight. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) JOSH ELLIOTT, JOE MONTANA
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Wolfgang Puck shares recipes on 'Good Morning America,' 11/13/13, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) JOSH ELLIOTT, WOLFGANG PUCK

Elliott joined CBS News' digital network CBSN last spring. On Friday he made an announcement on the service that it was his last day. He did not say where he was going, but sources at CBS News say that Elliott was going to be doing more field pieces for CBS News, where he could often be found filling in for Scott Pelley on the CBS Evening News and on CBS This Morning.

CBS News executives were blindsided by Elliott's announcement. And this morning during an editorial meeting, CBS News president David Rhodes announced that Elliott would be leaving the news division.

Elliott joined CBS News after an abbreviated stint at NBC Sports, where he went after contract extension talks with ABC News broke down in 2014. He went to NBC Sports, where sources say he was to be positioned to one day join the news division, potentially one day taking over for Matt Lauer at Today.

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